I'm a huge huge lip balm junkie! I have been since I was a little girl and I would much rather bring a favorite lip balm to a desert island than a lip gloss.
That being said, let me tell you about the Dior Crème de Rose. This just came out with the Dior Spring 2010 Boudoir Lacy Collection.
The packaging is what caught my eye and made me decide to purchase it without even having tried it (It's lip balm from Dior, so I decided to take the chance ;)). So cute!
The scent is a nice rose smell, bordering on slightly too much perhaps, but at least nothing like the Yes!Yes!Yes! from The Body Shop that I
It gets a big plus for the size: it contains 7.2 g/0.025 oz and another plus for the color: baby pink that gives off enough color to nude your lips, but not so much that it will make your lips look like concealer-lips
It also has spf10 so this will become my favorite go-to lip balm for Summer and the beach for sure.
But you can have the cutest packaging and color ever, if the lip balm itself is crappy, I'll toss it aside and wont use it.
A lip balm should just be creamy enough to stay on the lips, but not make them sticky or slide off after a few minutes. The Dior Crème de Rose is just perfection! Very moisturizing, stays on for a long time and is the perfect texture.
I don't know where the "plumping" comes in though.. I don't see my lips getting any bigger and thankfully it doesn't give you that numbing, tingling feeling that most plumping lip products give. I can't wear that, it's too distracting. So I think Dior had a little typo there...
The price: $ 25
Will I repurchase: Yes! Yes! Yes!